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Local Author Craig Johnson Will Be at the Fulmer Library This Week

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will have a special guest this Thursday as local author Craig Johnson will be on hand to talk about his latest book. Library Programming Coordinator Anita Weisheit gives us
the details.

Man Accused In Outhouse Explosion Appears In Court

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A 21-year-old man accused of blowing up an outhouse while a friend filmed the explosion in the Weston Hills recreation area appeared in court where his bail was set at $5,000.

Sheridan County Fair Concludes Tonight With Livestock Sale

It's been a long week and there are just a couple of events left, and that means the 2009 Sheridan County Fair is nearly at an end. Mother nature shook things up with a couple very hot days and also near record rainfall on others. Young people from all over the county competed no matter the weather with bids to next week's Wyoming State Fair on the line.

Big West Art Festival At Sheridan College

Ryan Muldowney is a drawing and painting instructor at Sheridan College. He has been planning the for Big West Arts Festival since October of last year. The festival was held this weekend at Sheridan College. There were fine arts displays, sculpting and live bands playing.

Muldowney had this to say about his preparation for the Big West Arts Festival.

Crazy Days In Downtown Sheridan

With the economy the way it is people are shopping for sales and bargain prices. Once a year in Sheridan, Main street businesses take part in several days full of crazy sales. Sean Dafoe of Pat's Hallmark said that overall 2009 Crazy Days was a big success. They were able to clear out some back stock and make a lot of sales.

Capital Facilities Tax On The Ballot In August

There are mixed reactions about the renewal of the Capital Facilities Tax that will be on the ballot later this month. Few of us like higher taxes but the Capital Facilities tax is a way to pay for projects that Sheridan County governments cannot fund any other way.

Sheridan City Council Will Meet Tonight

The Sheridan City Council will hold their first meeting of August tonight. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has a preview.

Building permit requirements and affordable housing will be just a couple of issues that the Council will address this evening. Council President John Bigelow.

School District Two Will Hold Second Round Of Kindergarten Screenings This Week

Sheridan County School District Two will be holding another round of kindergarten screenings this week. Director of Elementary Education Scott Stults explains why they're holding more screenings.

Officials Nearing Agreement on Water Rights Settlement

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Federal and tribal officials say they are nearing agreement on a half-billion-dollar water rights settlement for Montana's Crow Indians that was held up by a Wyoming lawmaker.

The settlement is one of several pending in Congress to resolve Indian water claims in the West, some of them unresolved since the 1800s.

Montana, Idaho and Wyoming talk Grizzly

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An agreement proposed between Montana,Idaho and Wyoming calls for the three states to coordinate any future public hunts for grizzly bears, although no hunts are immediately planned.

An estimated 600 grizzlies live in the three-state Yellowstone region.

Wyoming State Parks Making Do In Face Of Cutbacks

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming's state parks chief Domenic Bravo says his agency will continue to provide the best customer service possible despite state budget cuts, but there have been reductions in staff and some daily services.

There Are A Number Of Registration Dates Coming Up For School District Two

It may seem hard to believe, but summer is just about over and that means preparations are underway for the upcoming school year. Sheridan County School District Two Assistant Superintendent Tom Sachse tells us about the upcoming registrations that will be taking place for the District.

Lummis Pushes for More Access to Wyoming Public TV

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, has introduced the "Statewide Public Television Access Act," to enable every DISH Network subscriber in the state to have full access to Wyoming Public Television.

Wyoming Farmers Testing Oilseed Crops

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming's agriculture industry is conducting research on growing and processing oilseed crops in an effort to diversify farming in the state. Donn Randall of the Wyoming Business Council says there are about 1,500 new acres of test crops around the state. They include varieties of camelina, canola and sunflowers.

Work On Cheyenne Supercomputer To Begin In Spring

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Construction on a climate-modeling supercomputing facility near Cheyenne is expected to begin next spring. Governor Dave Freudenthal announced Friday that design work is expected to be done by next March, with construction to follow soon after.